--Rumors, at first intangible, but soon after taking definite shape upon our streets last night and this mooring, gave currency to the report that a body of the troops of this Common- wealth had moved from Richmond
, by the Central
, and Manassas Gap Railroads to Winchester
On the route companies from Charlottesville
, Culpeper Court-House, Orange Court-House
, and Woodstock
had joined the column.
Upon arriving at Winchester
, the State
forces were, it is said, to move upon, and take possession of the Armory
at Harper's Ferry
This movement has doubtless been accomplished, and it is reported in Washington
this afternoon that Harper
's Ferry and the Armory
were in possession of the State
was garrisoned by a company of United States troops, lately removed thither from Carlisle Barracks, and the artisans of the establishment had, also, been drilling as a company.
The above is from the Alexandria Gazette of yesterday.